Monday, March 26, 2012

Colas Back In Court On Wednesday

Written by
  Linda Cicoira
Details continue to emerge with respect to the March 4 shooting  (and stabbing) of two  local emergency responders, allegedly by a Virginia Beach police officer.

Accomack General District Court records include State Police Special Agent Perry Freeman’s report that Bradley Scott Colas, 23, of Virginia Beach "fired a round in the direction of … fleeing EMS (Emergency Medical Services) personnel. This bullet struck the pant leg of EMT (Emergency  Medical Technician) Edwin George Taylor.”  Freeman added that Colas testified at his bond hearing “that when he fired his weapon towards the EMS personnel that he intended to kill.”

Charges against Colas include attempted second-degree murder and use of a firearm in a felony. Colas is being represented by former state Sen. Moody E. (Sonny) Stallings Jr. of Virginia Beach and Thomas L. Northam of Accomac.Colas is being held in Accomack Jail without bond.
Colas was initially charged with two counts of maliciously causing bodily injury to firefighters Timmy McCready and Edward Taylor
while they were“engaged in the performance of public duties.” Those charges involve stabbing the firefighters.

Colas spent several days in Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital under  police guard. Judge Gordon Vincent remanded him to jail despite claims that his alleged illegal actions were caused from a reaction to the  antibiotic Biaxin.

Police say the fire and rescue workers were responding to Colas’ traffic accident when he attacked them.

The Virginia Beach officer allegedly ran his vehicle off the road and struck a tree near Hallwood about a half-mile north of John Taylor Road.  When police arrived at the scene of the accident, Colas was allegedly walking in the road with a firearm in his hand.

Court records show he began working for Virginia Beach Police Department in August.


**Bradley Colas will be back in court on Wednesday for a bond appeal hearing.***

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